100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Sushi Taro
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Sushi Taro
Address: 1503 17th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202.462.8999
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle, Downtown
Cuisines: Seafood, Sushi, Japanese
Opening Hours: Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday for dinner.
Nearby Metro Stops: Dupont Circle, Farragut North
Price Range: Very expensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Marinated whole baby octopus; thin-sliced Kobe beef; nigiri of eel, yellowtail, sweet shrimp, and salmon; sashimi of uni, scallop, and o-toro black-sesame brûlée; house-made mochi.

Hushed voices prevail inside Nobu Yamazaki’s dimly lit Japanese restaurant. Nigiri and sashimi are the best in town, and the maki creations are much more than a nod to American tastes: The winner is a habanero-scallop roll, in which the sweet mollusk contrasts gorgeously with searing pepper. Opt for a spot at the sushi bar to watch the day’s catch become expertly sliced by Yamazaki and his talented crew. Don’t miss: Agedashi tofu; seaweed salad; nigiri of spot prawns or yellowtail; sashimi of fatty tuna, uni, or wild horse mackerel; ramen, an occasional lunch special. Open: Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday for dinner. Very expensive.

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